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Design bits and pieces

Happy New Year! Haven't written a post since November--yikes!  but boy I've been up to my eyeballs in design.
 
Sourcing some cool lighting from Urban Electric.
 
Sabina
 

 
Started the process of decorating a beach house! So excited. LOVE beach houses. The house is a total gut job hasn't been touched since the 70's. SO fun!
 
Here's one of the MANY design boards to get the ball rolling
 
 


This is how the house looks now. You can only imagine...
 
 
 
It's gonna be so good when it`s done. Stay tuned.

 
I've been working with clients on a whole house renovation. It's a beautiful old home built in the early 1900's. The entire house was taken down to it's studs saving as much as the original wood work as possible.
 
The first room we're decorating is the front room/living room/entry.
 
 
 
It's a beautiful room with an awkward layout. It will be used for adult conversation and fireplace watching. Stay tuned for design decisions and furniture layout. I know your on the edge of your seat, right?
 
These were installed in a college apartment.

Custom window treatment
duralee fabric to the trade
 
Here's where they hang.
 
Coffee table CB2
Mirror Pier 1

 
Love the above mirror from Pier 1. It's totally fab and needless to say perfect if your on a tight budget.

Table pier 1
art Stephanie Kraus Designs
flowers - owners

When designing this dorm/apartment everything had to be purchased and installed within a few weeks. Furniture, rugs, dishes, artwork so everything had to be quick ship or purchased off the floor. Quite a challenge but it turned out perfect for this young student!

And boy has college living come along way since I was there!!

Thanks for reading this past year and I hope your new year is off to a great start... here's a peek at some of the projects that appeared in this blog in 2014

 
 xoxo!







Little bits of this and that.

That's how I was feeling this week ... kind of all over the place. Ever feel that way?
 
Styling 

Let's start with the early part of the week I helped fellow designer, Stephanie Shaw of Stephanie Shaw Designs style a clients daughter's room for a photo shoot that will be featured in her design portfolio.

Stephanie is an unbelievably talented designer and so fun to work with! Here's a sneak peak of her room ...

 
 
I love how she paired teal and orange together in this desk area. And that Ikea acrylic chair? I'm diggin' it at just $79.
 

 If you'd like to add some pops of orange to your life, try these...

lulu and Georgia rug

Furbish 

c wonder


 
c wonder

Jonathan Adler
z gallerie


Lighting
 


Loving these for projects I'm working on

 

Simple, clean lines

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And fancy-shmancy...
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FLOWERS

The allium just bloomed in my garden. Pretty, huh? I talked about how easy they are to grow  here.


Bought these at Whole Foods. Just love peonies, don't you?
pink peonies

white peonies

Go out and treat yourself to a bouquet today- you deserve it!
 
Hair
 
I  saw the Great Gatsby.
 
 
 Not exactly what I was expecting but it was incredible. Total thumb's up. Just love Leonardo DiCaprio and the movie made me want to chop my hair off again.
 
 Check out these looks.
 
Daisy Buchanan
 
Jordan Baker --Daisy's friend
 
So chic, right?

Have a great holiday weekend!

If you are looking to spruce up your home for summer send me an email ... I'm totes avail (that's totally available) to chat!